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Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors for treatment of wastewater from the brewery industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Angela Belcher. en_US
dc.contributor.author Scampini, Amanda C en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-29T18:19:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-29T18:19:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/59712
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2010. en_US
dc.description "February 2010." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-64). en_US
dc.description.abstract Anaerobic digestion can be utilized to convert industrial wastewater into clean water and energy. The goal of this project was to set up lab-scale anaerobic digesters to collect data that will be used to develop and validate a predictive monitoring and controls solution to improve digester performance. The research project involved the design, construction, and instrumentation of lab-scale anaerobic digestion reactors to be used for the treatment of brewery wastewater. Useful parameters for monitoring the health of the digesters were identified and techniques for measuring each parameter were evaluated to determine the best analytical methods. A synthetic brewery wastewater was prepared and the reactors were operated until a stable steady-state was achieved. Data was collected to evaluate the anaerobic digesters from start-up to steady-state, and controlled variations were implemented in order to obtain transient data for the supervisory model. Initial perturbations in organic loading rate and influent pH suggest that gas composition and gas production appear to be the best on-line monitoring parameters to indicate changes in reactor conditions. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Amanda C. Scampini. en_US
dc.format.extent 64 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.title Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors for treatment of wastewater from the brewery industry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 668435200 en_US


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